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Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly scale French Alps

A look at the Arizona lawmaker's rise to prominence — from high school to Capitol Hill.
A look at the Arizona lawmaker's rise to prominence — from high school to Capitol Hill.Saul Loeb / EPA

Reuters reports: CHAMONIX, France- Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, still recovering from wounds after being shot last year, traveled high up into the French Alps on Monday with her astronaut husband Mark Kelly.

Giffords, who still uses a wheelchair much of the time, was on her first trip outside the United States since she was shot in the head by a gunman in January 2011 as she met local people outside a Tucson supermarket.

She rode the two-stage cable car to a station with spectacular views of Mont Blanc and other peaks in France, Italy and Switzerland. Full story